Day in history for February 4, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A boy named Tracy, about 14, was passing through Colt's Meadow in a foot of snow when he found himself going down, down, down. He said he thought he was going to heaven or the other place, but when he stopped falling he found himself in five feet of water at the bottom of a 49-foot well.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Word was received from Washington today that Charles J. Guiteau, assassin of the late President Garfield, has been sentenced to hang on June 30 in the Washington jail.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The city council passed a resolution to present the proposition of annexing South Rock Island to the city at the coming annual election.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. H.L. Moore was reelected president of the board of directors of the Rock Island YWCA this morning.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A dispute over piecework prices at the John Deere Planter works has resulted in the executive board of the plant union being authorized to call a strike ''when and if it is deemed necessary.'' The union is Local 434 of the United Auto Workers.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline police are still searching for a man who robbed the Uptown National Bank of Moline, 1601 15th St., with a fake bomb, and escaped with two bank bags containing more than $5,000.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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